GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number339
Station name

Pointe La Rue

CountrySeychelles
Time zoneGMT + 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-4.67166
Longitude (+ve E)55.52666
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1962-1964, 1975-1976, 1978-1979, 1992-..., Time span of data 1993-2004 (psmsl),
Responsible countrySeychelles
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Directorate of Civil Aviation, P.O. Box 181, Seychelles International Airport, Seychelles
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersThe only oceanographic observations are tide, sea level monitoring and sea temperature measurement. Further Marine and oceanographic activities are carried out by other organizations.
Data acquisition rateTide Gauge samples every second and averages every one minute, and transmits the data every 15 min to University of Hawaii.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload d121.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload qa121a.dmt from UHSLC   Download documentation qa121a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)The only oceanographic observations are tide, sea level monitoring and sea temperature measurement. Further Marine and oceanographic activities are carried out by other organizations.
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksTide Gauge location 04 40.3' S and 055 31.7' E. Tide Gauge GLOSS number 273, Toga I053, NODC II 30054502 replaced old tide gauge located at Port Victoria, it is a float/ well, Handar 436-A, Encoder 436-B.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Pointe La Rue
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Pointe La Rue
PSMSL code1846
Other relevant codesUHLSC 121
Additional information 
Other relevant informationTide Gauge was installed on 11th of January 1993. Tide Gauge samples every second and averages every one minute, and transmits the data every 15 min to University of Hawaii through Meteosat 7 and GOES satellite.
Last updated2005-06-08

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
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Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)     Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL)
University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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